It would release 5 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide - and effectively ''cook the planet''.
Buoyant housing starts and cost reductions have helped propel earnings of steelmaker Bluescope sharply higher, with the group flagging higher than expected earnings for the year to June.
The coal mining industry has waved the white flag over a landmark court ruling which prevents them from conducting exploration drilling in paddocks.
Aluminium hit its highest in a week on Friday as speculators closed out bearish positions before the weekend, but it pared gains ahead of the close.
There's a mountain of iron ore sat right on China's doorstep, offering fresh evidence of increased supplies in the world's top user that may hurt prices.
Oil Search is positioning itself to ramp up gas exports from Papua New Guinea early next decade by merging with InterOil.
Iron giant Vale said it's taking a "reserved and conservative" stance on when its tie-up with Fortescue Metals to sell blended ore to China will take effect.
The largest exporter of coal burned for power told to reveal risks to its business from greenhouse gas regulation.
A Brisbane respiratory specialist has added his voice to fears about the growing number of undiagnosed cases of black lung disease affecting coal miners.
Brazilian people affected by the Samarco dam disaster have voted for BHP and Vale to rebuild their town in a new location
Less than a year after shaking off a quixotic takeover offer from Woodside Oil Search has agreed to acquire PNG rival InterOil.
China-owned PanAust estimates it may take as long as two years to win approvals for its expanded $US3.6 billion copper project in Papua New Guinea.
Iron ore mining giant Vale just delivered a stark warning: the Brazilian company is ready to compete at any price level.
Citation Resources is suing former director Peter Landau to recover about $2 million it believes went missing from the company's coffers.
BC Iron's undeveloped Buckland iron ore deposit is set to fall back under the management of Alwyn Vorster, the former Iron Ore Holdings boss.
The man who paid $1 for an Australian coal mine believes the sector will soon witness more mergers and acquisitions
Special purpose liquidators to hold examinations over Queensland Nickel collapse.
Govt gets permission to claw back taxpayer funds paid to workers.
Rio Tinto has submitted feasibility studies to the Guinean government for its massive Simandou iron ore project.
Copper steadied, supported by a softer US dollar and firm oil, but prices are still within sight of recent lows on China demand worries.
BHP Billiton's plan to continue to push down production costs could boost its dividend by more than 10 per cent, says Credit Suisse.
The number of former Queensland coalminers diagnosed with the disease is rising.
Deeply indebted drilling services contractor Boart Longyear has flagged no near term improvement in its finances as it signalled it would not be "cash-neutral" until 2017 as it continues to lose money.
Clive Palmer will sue the administrators of Queensland Nickel for $1.2 billion.
A record number of geologists and geoscientists are out of work, according to the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, with almost half of the unemployed having searched for work for at least a year.
French authorities are investigating Rio Tinto director 'Atomic Anne' Lauvergeon over her time in charge of energy giant Areva.
Resources council report shows just 13 per cent of mining bosses back Qld over other states.
Resources sector warns that environmental clean-up law is hurting investor confidence.
Mining companies need to better prepare assets they intend to sell in order to ensure they deliver shareholder value ahead of expectations of a much-anticipated foray of private capital into the industry, says a report by accounting and advisory firm EY.
Don't say there wasn't any warning. Iron ore's gone from boom to bust in the space of just three weeks.